Trek Mates India invites you to Photography Tour to Pandharpur wari on 8th-10th July 2016.



Key Information about the Photography Tour to Pandharpur wari 

Dates: 8th-10th July 16

Places to visit: Chandrabhaga , Dindi , Palkhi , Pandharpur , Rukmini ,  Vishnupad Temple 

The tour cost will be at actual; which means every participant will be charged only for his actual expenditure, plus 500 will be charged by Trek Mates India as organizing fees.

The Booking amount of INR 1500 to be paid at the time of confirmation. This amount is Non-Refundable.



Pandharpur Wari – is an annual pilgrimage (yatra) to Pandharpur – the seat of the Hindu god Vithoba in the Indian state of Maharashtra, in honour of the deity. palakhis (palanquin processions) carrying the paduka (foot prints) of various saints – most notably Dnyaneshwar and Tukaram – from the Varkari (Warkari, “one who performs the Wari”), are taken from their respective shrines to Pandharpur. The tradition is more than 700 to 800 years old. Dnyaneshwar’s palakhi leaves from Alandi, while Tukaram’s begins at Dehu; both in Pune district of Maharashtra. This largest religious Padayatra (“pilgrimage by foot”) consists of over 1 million pilgrims travelling for 21 days to the Vithoba temple, Pandharpur by foot. Numerous palakhis join the main palkhi that starts from the Dehu palakhi. The wari culminates at the Vithoba temple on Ashadhi Ekadashi. Devotees from Maharashtra and nearby areas set out for Pandharpur, wearing holy basil beads and singing the glories of Vithoba and songs like “Gyanba Tukaram”, commemorating the saints. Upon reaching Pandharpur on Ashadi Ekadashi, these devotees take a holy dip in the sacred Chadrabhaga River before proceeding to take Darshan Vithoba’s central icon in the main temple.

A pilgrimage of every Marathi dream of. This pilgrimage is a home to many emotions, games and cultural values.
Come & encrypt those emotions into your eyes & cameras.



Itinerary of the event: 

Day 0: Friday, 8th July 16

Start from Mumbai by Siddheshwar Express



Day 1: Saturday, 9th July 16

Travel to Kurduwadi to Pandharpur by Bus / pvt vehicle.

Check in at Homestay or Bhaktniwas

Freshen up & start for Nagar Pradakshina & Chandrabhaga Ghat visits.

Lunch as per the convenience, Rest time

Start walking towards Gopalpur (3 km walk) also visits Vishnupad Temple and River side

Click the amazing Y A T R A M A H O L of Lord Panduranga’s own place called P A N D H A R I.

Come back to stay.

Free time for everyone after 5 o’clock till 8 O clock time.

You can visit various maths for Kirtan & Jagar.

Of course you and your camera and eyes will get a best out of the best to experience



Day 2: Sunday, 10th July 16

Wake up early morning (approx 6 am) & freshen up & Start for SNagar Goal Ringan by private


Enjoy Ringan & shoot of Various Palakhi and the yatra moments.

You can also have a walk through the palakhi yatra

Explore Sant Tukaram & Sant Dnyaneshwar mahuli Palkhi

Enjoy & shoot

Return Pandharpur back by 5.00 pm

Leave city by 6.00 pm

Reach Kurduwadi / Solapur (As per convenience & Traffic)

Start return journey for Mumbai by Siddheshwar / CST Solapur Express



The Cost of the Trek is INR 1500


Things to Carry:


Identity proof (must)

A Suitcase with a lock to keep your luggage.

A Day-Pack -10-15 ltrs

Pair of extra clothes, Towel, Napkin etc


Comfortable flipflops and Sport Shoes, Sunglasses, Cap,  Skarf



Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Basic Toiletries

Camera with accessories

Personal medicines with supporting prescription

Please avoid carrying gold ornament or valuables




1 Night stay at Bhaktniwas or Homestay
2 Breakfast & 3 meals (Veg)
Internal Transfers by private or local vehicle.
An experienced Tour leader.




Travel Pandharpur & back
Food while travel
Entry fees to temples or monuments (if applicable)
Beverages & mineral water
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions



Train Travel: 

Mumbai to Solapur / Kurduwadi by 12115 / Siddheshwar Express (LTT 22:35)

Solapur / Kurduwadi to Mumbai by 12116  / Siddheshwar Express (Solapur 22:45)




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